What is Vesperia?

Vesperia is a word from roman mythology meaning “the land of the evening star” and was a name originally proposed for the name of our beautiful country Canada. Choosing Vesperia Films is part homage to our Canadian roots.

An interest Dakota and Harrison hold is starting a non-profit to help fund young, emerging filmmakers in creating their own films. Vesperia pledges to donate a portion of their annual earnings to youth in arts specific charities to help encourage the development of young artists.

Our Mission

Vesperia Films is a content first production house, shooting to empower visionary creatives, and produce unique and tasteful films that appeal to wide audiences. Vesperia Films will identify and work with emerging, and established talent to bring new stories from script to screen.

Meet The Team

FOUNDERS

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Harrison Houde

CO-founder

Harrison Houde is a Canadian Academy award winning actor, an early adopter of YouTube with 2+ million hits, and now 2 million+ on TikTok. Harrison has a clear and natural understanding of how to target and capture attention. His various sketch-comedy and parody videos found followers from around the world, and his talent went on to land him on screen acting credits, appearing as a lead in 100+ episodes of TV. Harrison's quirky and stylistic short films have been featured at Cannes (Telefilm Not Short on Talent), and countless festivals. Harrison has a deep love for and understanding of cinema, comedy, and music.

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Dakota Daulby

CO-founder

Dakota Daulby is UBCP/ACTRA’s “Best Emerging Performer” with extensive acting training and a complimentary diverse business portfolio behind the camera. Dakota has experience as a development content executive with New Image Entertainment and has also written and produced numerous independent films. He has notably worked with Alison Roney, the Executive Vice President of Production at Bron Studios, and with Justin Haut, head of Physical Production at Netflix. Dakota cares deeply about the storytelling and characters on screen.

Meet The Team

THE TEAM

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jan sikora

assistant producer / intern

Jan Sikora born in Warsaw, Poland. After graduating in Spatial Development from University of Warsaw, Jan decided to pursue his dreams in the film industry, graduating from New Image College in Vancouver, Canada. He aspires to share and represent his Slavic culture all over the world. With extensive knowledge and experience of Karate Shōtōkan and multiple other sports disciplines, Jan's favorite films are fantasy, and action films. His previous work includes Lionsgate, and Netflix giving him a solid grasp on film pre-production.

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Mia Bernier

creative production assistant

Mia is Canadian born, with a California soul, and currently NYC living. Mia brings her business experience, and creative eye to the table at Vesperia Films. Graduating UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she is a fantastic addition to the team at Vesperia. Whether she is giving her honest thoughts for any creative ideas, or for business consulting advice, Mia is ready to jump into action. She loves project based creative work (music, art, creative souls). She has a keen-eye for talent, and often is the first to discover up-and-comers. She is the original “Social Influencer”, a master at meeting new people in any social situation.

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Lana Maile

production assistant / intern

Lana has split her time living in both Vancouver, Canada and Tokyo, Japan. She didn’t want to spend years climbing a corporate ladder. Graduating Waseda University with a Bachelor in Social Sciences, Lana runs a holistic health business and assists Vesperia Films on a project to project basis. She has a worldly understanding, focused on health and wellness, and is very task oriented. Lana is a “soul enhancer” and she brings her soul enhancing vibes to her work with Vesperia.

Our Frequent Collaborators / Partners

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Michael Baker

Michael Baker of Bunk 11 Pictures has produced and executive produced more than 20 feature films, most recently the 2021 Sundance Film Festival competition film ON THE COUNT OF THREE. Previous producing credits include AT FIRST LIGHT, with Automatik Entertainment (2018, EOne), AWAKENING THE ZODIAC (2017, Sony), ICE SOLDIERS (2014, Sony), PENTHOUSE NORTH (2013, Michael Keaton, Michelle Monaghan) and SACRIFICE (2012, Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Slater). Executive Producer credits include BACKCOUNTRY, WEIRDSVILLE, YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING, and EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN. Michael served as Vice President of Acquisitions & Development at ThinkFilm and holds a BA with Distinction in Cultural Studies from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate with Highest Distinction in Corporate Communications from Seneca College in Toronto.

Michael is also a partner in North American distribution company levelFILM, involved in areas including acquisitions, development and business affairs. Now in its eighth year with more than 400 films on its roster, some of level’s recent films include THE ASSISTANT, THE DISSIDENT, THE KID DETECTIVE, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN and THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON.

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Gabriel Zamora

Red Eye Motion Pictures is a company that provides production services and equipment for the film and television industry. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, we are compromised with creating affordable, top of the line packages that accommodate to the needs of our costumers. With 15 years of experience, Red Eye Motion Pictures has provided excellent deals in a variety of custom production services and rental options to both indie and large productions.

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​William F White 

Founded in 1963, William F. White International Inc. (WFW), a Sunbelt Rentals Company, is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of production equipment to the entertainment industry

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Andy Chen

Cinematographer and co-owner of Cinepacks, Andy Chen is a friend and partner to Vesperia Films, often shooting or assisting in production needs. Andy has worked with Jordan Peele on ‘Us’, and has directed and shot music videos for likes of YG, and many more. Andy is excited to be shooting more narrative and working with Vesperia Films on several projects in development.

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Gabe Sanchez

Gabe Sanches, born in Chicago, IL raised in Marianna, FL, happily living in Los Angeles, CA since 2012. Online edits and colors in Autodesk Flame. Working for A52 in Los Angeles, and now his own company. Gabe has an impressive list of credits so get ready. Gabe Sanchez has worked on music videos for artists; Post Malone, Jessie J, Rich Brian, Usher, Joji, Camila Cabello, Bhad Bhabie, just to name a few. He has colored for feature docs such as Happy Happy Joy Joy, the Ren+Stimpy story (with Jack Black, and Bobby Lee), and his commercial work includes New Balance, Madden 2020, Miu Miu, Spotify, Sonos, Brandy Melville, EA Sports, and more. Gabe Sanchez has been working with Vesperia Films on several projects and they continue to maintain a close partnership.